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When is a door not a door? When it's APAR???
In response to your feedback, we are changing our email notification process for APAR subscriptions.
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DB2 LUW provides two ways of determining if you are using the product according to the licenses you have installed. One is the dblicm tool the other is the ENV_FEATURE_INFO administrative view. The db2licm -l command lists the product and feature licenses installed for each DB2 product at the same build level as the instance the command was run under. For example the following is db2licm -l output from a DB2 version 9.7 ESE instance.
Product name: "DB2 Enterprise Server Edition"
License type: "CPU Option"
Expiry date: "Permanent"
Product identifier: "db2ese"
Version information: "9.7"
Enforcement policy: "Soft Stop"
DB2 Performance Optimization ESE: "Not licensed"
DB2 Storage Optimization: "Licensed"
DB2 Advanced Access Control: "Not licensed"
DB2 Geodetic Data Management: "Not licensed"
IBM Homogeneous Replication ESE: "Not licensed"
The db2licm -g <filename> command will generate a compliance report containing the products installed, the features available for the products and their usage status. The following is an example of the file created by db2licm -g command.
License Compliance Report
DB2 Enterprise Server Edition In compliance
DB2 Database Partitioning: "Not used"
DB2 Performance Optimization ESE: "Not used"
DB2 Storage Optimization: "In compliance"
DB2 Advanced Access Control: "Not used"
DB2 Geodetic Data Management: "Not used"
IBM Homogeneous Replication ESE: "Not used"
The ENV_FEATURE_INFO administrative view returns information similar to the db2licm -g command. To use the administrative view connect to a database and run the following query.
SELECT * FROM
Below is an example of the ENV_FEATURE_INFO output.
In the examples, both the db2licm and ENV_FEATURE_INFO output indicate that the DB2 Storage Optimization feature has been used and is licensed. If a feature had been used at least once but not licensed the output would show its status as “In violation”. Features that have not been used will have a status of "Not used".
Further information on the ENV_FEATURE_INFO administrative view and the db2licm command can be found at the following URL.
For additional information on DB2 LUW Licensing see the License Issues Knowledge Collection at the following URL.
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NEW - Download Fix Central fix pack images using FTP
Fix Central now supports downloading fix pack images using anonymous FTP. Use your browser, favorite FTP client, ftp command, or even the wget command.
A significant number of users have asked for this functionality, so we're glad to make it available and hope that it helps you!
The following document is a step by step demonstration how to use the bulk FTP download service in Fix Central to download a fix pack:
How to download Fix Central fix packs images using FTP
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Making it easier to get your inputWe've made a few quick changes to make it easier for you to give us feedback on our technical support documents. Now, when you find your solution, in the upper right you should see this:
Make your selection and hit Submit - it's that easy!
If you want to add more feedback, click on the "Would you like to make additional comments?" link, which will take you to the bottom of the page where you can add your thoughts, opinions, corrections, additions, email address - whatever's on your mind. Your comment goes back directly to the author of the article, and we look at every single response.
More changes are coming - stay tuned!
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Need help with common DB2 security issues, than your in luck because we have put together the following links to help you with that:
Still have trouble or just have a question about DB2 security issue, then please comment below.
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To continue our review of the top technical documents for some of our most popular IM products, here is the list for InfoSphere Data Architect!
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Last week, IBM significantly updated the IBM Support Portal with improvements to make this worldwide one-stop site for technical resources for all IBM products even more effective and useful for our clients. Some are adjustments our clients have requested, others are redesigns to improve our clients' efficiency in finding the information they need. Here's a quick rundown of new capabilities to look for.
You will find additional details and screen captures for all the updates plus some "before & after comparisons on the IBM Support Portal's technical blog.
Keep up-to-date with IBM Electronic Support through these social media channels:
IBM Electronic Support Info Site | Twitter | Facebook | IBM Electronic Support Community Blog | YouTube | LinkedIn
If you can't access YouTube, our videos are also available in the IBM Electronic Support Information site. See the video section at the bottom of the Overview page. You may navigate to additional videos by clicking the grey arrows on the left and right of this section.
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100 Tech Tips, #64 InfoSphere Streams 184.108.40.206 is now available
In this release we delivered:
1) First ever availability for Streams on RHEL Power Linux
InfoSphere Streams can be obtain from IBM Support Fix Central. Click here for Fix Central
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STAR ME UP!
Over the weekend, a pilot "Star Rating" program was deployed for several IBM products across the portfolio, including technical support documents for Informix Servers and DB2 for Linux, Unix, and Windows. In the future, you will be able to see these ratings in the IBM Support Portal.
This rating system is in addition to our current feedback mechanism, so please continue to let us know if our support documents help you achieve your goal and how we can improve them.
Star me up! I'll take you places that you've never, never seen!
(apologies to the Rolling Stones)
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Only the named callers can see PMRs for their company; basic callers can only see PMRs they have opened. Nobody else can see their PMRs and they cannot see anything else.
If you are the named caller, to find all of your Service Requests (PMRs) for your company, please follow these steps:
1. Log into SR - http
2. Select the "Search service requests" link from the left nav menu.
3. Choose the radio button for "Search all service requests", (select customer number if applicable).
4. Check the "Include archived service requests" box.
Please note - searching the archive adds significant time to the search.
5. Select the customer numbers you want to include or pick 'All'. You can select more than one by holding down the Ctrl (control) key and clicking the customer numbers you want.
6. Click the "Search service requests" link at the bottom of the page.
Adjust the options above to see the desired results. Please note that the results appear on two separate tabs (Active and Archive). You must select the Archive tab to view older service requests. If you update an active service request via SR it will appear on your SR homepage.
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We know that when you need access to a fix, you want a smart and simple way to download and install it. And even more importantly, you want to find and download the fix as quickly as possible.
We are pleased to share that the IBM Fix Central Support Site has been significantly improved. Many of these improvements stemmed from suggestions made by YOU. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us, and please continue to share your thoughts and suggestions on this upgraded version of Fix Central.
Today's tip is to spend some time exploring Fix Central. If you have used it before, you will find new functions that provide tighter product integration between the Support Portal and Electronic Fix Distribution (EFD); Fix Central user interface usability improvements requested by clients; support for SDMC and System z firmware; improved performance; product entitlement reminders in Fix Central, as well as numerous other consumability enhancements. If you haven't used Fix Central before, take the time to learn about this valuable and time-saving tool.
If you are new to IBM Support or aren't familiar with Fix Central, here is a brief description:
To read a full description of the improvements to Fix Central, please check out this blog on the excellent IBM Electronic Support Community Blog.
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Expert Advice: IBM InfoSphere BigInsights Enterprise Edition V1.4 is now available
IBM InfoSphere BigInsights Enterprise Edition V1.4 delivers simple administration and management capabilities, rich developer tools, powerful analytic functions, up-to-date Apache Hadoop and associated projects, as well as many enterprise features and enhancements. New capabilities improve flexibility, consumability, and manageability.
BigInsights Enterprise Edition V1.4 is compatible with the following open source component levels:
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100 Tech Tips: #70: Informix Support at IIUG
The International Informix User Group (IIUG) is holding their annual conference in San Diego, CA from April 22 - 25. As always, our Informix Support team will be there and is looking forward to meeting with those of you who will be attending.
Here is a quick snapshot of where Informix Support will be at the event and how you can find us:
We look forward to seeing you at the event!
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The Information on Demand Conference will get under way this weekend! If you aren't able to attend the event in person, there are many ways to connect with the event from home. Check out our suggestions below:
For those of you at the event, we hope you have a productive, informative, and fun experience. And, for those like us who are attending from home, we hope you find the links we've shared useful.